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Chief Rabbi gives advice to Orthodox Jewish Schools on LGBT+ issues.

Chief Rabbi gives advice to Orthodox Jewish Schools on LGBT+ issues.

The Chief Rabbi has told Orthodox Jewish schools to tell children to be more tolerant of gay people, as he warns homophobia is leading to suicide attempts.

In guidance thought to be a world first, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has told staff to be inclusive towards LGBT children amid concerns about homophobic and transphobic bullying leading to isolation and self-harm. 

The document, entitled "The Wellbeing of LGBT+ Pupils: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools", produced alongside Jewish LGBT charity KeshetUK, warns that a "frightening" number of children have self-harmed or attempted suicide as a result of prejudice.

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